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Planeview Park

23 Ave. bet. 85 St. and Ditmars Blvd.

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

There are many different ways that a park can come into existence. Some, like Prospect Park, are carefully planned, immaculate visions of natural oases in urban settings. Others, like the whimsically named Planeview Park, are conceived out of happenstance or providence. Federal Aviation Administration regulations stipulate that airports are required to have a large, clear piece of land leading up to airport runways. In 1958 the Port Authority surrendered nine parcels of land, stretching from 78th Street and 25th Avenue to the Grand Central Parkway, across from La Guardia Airport, to Parks with the understanding that the land could only be used for park purposes.

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Planeview Park Weather

  • Mon
    Chance Showers
    44°F
  • Tue
    Rain Likely
    54°F
  • Wed
    Heavy Rain
    58°F
  • Mon
    Chance Showers
    55°F

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